Plateau State Government has relaxed the curfew in Jos North Local Government Area, as well as lifted the ban earlier placed on operations of tricycles commonly referred to as ‘keke’.
According to a statement signed by the Director of Press Affairs to the Governor, Dr Makut Simon Macham, the decision was taken after a meeting of the State Security Council held on Monday, adding that Governor Simon Bako Lalong approved that beginning from Tuesday, September 8, 2021, the curfew in Jos North will be enforced from 10 pm to 6 am.
“This will tally with the current status of the curfew in Jos South and Bassa Local Government Areas which still remains from 10 pm to 6 am.”
Governor Lalong also approved that beginning from Tuesday, September 8, 2021, the ban placed on operations of tricycles will be lifted from 6 am to 6 pm daily adding that no tricycle will be allowed to operate between the hours of 6 pm to 6 am.
He added that the ban on motorcycles within the Jos/Bukuru Metropolis remains intact as enforcement will continue to ensure that violators are arrested and punished according to the law.
The governor also posited the state government is working on innovations, legislations and enforcement modules for enhancing the security, effectiveness and availability of public transportation in the state, which will be unveiled in due course and is expected to address the major concerns of the citizens particularly as it relates to the safety of passengers.
Governor Lalong, while appreciating the cooperation and understanding of the citizens during the period of the attacks and subsequent curfews, urged them to continue to support the government in restoring normalcy to enable the state resume its normal trajectory of hospitality, opportunity and productivity.
He also thanked all stakeholders within and outside the State for their concerns and goodwill towards addressing the recent ugly developments and assured them that his administration will continue to pursue the path of peaceful coexistence while dealing with criminals and crises merchants who are bent on tarnishing the enviable image of the state.
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